Whether you know anything about your own family tree or not, you might find it fascinating to discover that many celebrities are part Asian. In most instances there is nothing to suggest Asian roots, until you delve into their parenthood. Some of those on our top ten list of celebrities you’d never have guessed were Asian – or part Asian – were born in the US, others were born abroad. They all have one thing in common – a percentage of Asian blood, mostly Chinese, Japanese or Filipino.
#10 Tiger Woods
Highly successful professional golfer, Tiger Woods, is said to refer to himself as “Cablinasian,” supposed an abbreviation of sorts of Caucasian, Black, American-Indian, and Asian… so that’s why he’s in this list of celebrities you would never have guessed were Asian. Born in California in December 1975, his father was African-American, reputedly with a bit Caucasian, possibly Native American, and even Chinese ancestry. A Vietnamese war veteran, his father met his mother while in Thailand on “a tour of duty.” Her ancestry was a mixture of Thai, Dutch and Chinese. So when it comes to Tiger Woods, there’s no denying he’s part Asian.